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Enter your choice of answer on the line _____, either a, b or c.

1. Has there always been confusion regarding the Catholic doctrine of salvation? _____

a. There never has been confusion on this subject.
b. There has been some confusion since Vatican II.
c. Salvation has always been a subject of confusion in the Catholic Church.

2. The teaching of the necessity of the Catholic faith for salvation can be traced back as far as (when)? _____

a. When Jesus was preaching to His disciples.
b. The days of the Athanasian Creed.
c. Since the conversion of Saint Paul.

3. Which statement is false? _____

a. No one can confess his sins to a priest who has permission (the faculty) to hear confessions from the Bishop of his jurisdiction.
b. No one can confess his sins directly to God in order to receive his righteousness.
c. No one can confess his sins to a priest who is not a member of the Catholic Church.

4. The "fullness of the means of salvation" is found in... _____

a. The Jewish nation.
b. The Christian community.
c. Christ's Catholic Church alone.

5. Who qualifies to be incorporated in Christ? _____

a. Catholics only.
b. All who have been justified by faith in Baptism.
c. Only those who are immersed in water.

6. Through faith in Jesus and the proper administration of the Sacrament of Baptism, our separated brothers and sisters are... _____

a. Not justified.
b. Not members of the physical Catholic faith.
c. Not admitted into the spiritual Body of Christ.

7. During the new birth that takes place through faith in Christ and the Sacrament of Baptism, who is admitted into the Body of Christ? _____

a. Catholics only.
b. Non-Catholics only.
c. Both, Catholic and non-Catholics.

8. To become a member of the spiritual Body of Christ, a person must... (Give the best answer.) _____

a. Repent of his sins.
b. Have faith in the Lord Jesus.
c. Receive the Sacrament of Baptism + "a" + "b" above.

9. When one repents of his sins, has faith in the Lord Jesus and receives the Sacrament of Baptism, he... _____

a. Receives the first instalment towards the inheritance in the Kingdom of God.
b. Is saved.
c. Automatically becomes a Catholic.

10. When Jesus instituted His Church, He... _____

a. Instituted two Churches.
b. Instituted the spiritual Body of Christ and its physical counterpart, the Catholic Church, these being One Church.
c. Instituted the Catholic Church as the spiritual (invisible) Church.

11. When Jesus gave the keys of the kingdom of Heaven, this gave Peter the authority over... _____

a. The spiritual Body of Christ.
b. The physical Catholic Church.
c. Both, the spiritual Body of Christ and the physical Catholic Church.

12. Which is a true statement? _____

a. The present Body of Christ reflects the eternal membership of the Body of Christ.
b. The present Body of Christ is not a true reflection of the eternal membership of the Body of Christ.
c. When all the different Christian faith are gathered together at the end of time, this will be a true reflection of the eternal membership of the Body of Christ.

13. If mortal sin is not redeemed by repentance and God's forgiveness, it causes exclusion from Christ's kingdom and the eternal death of hell, for our freedom has the power to make choices for ever, with no turning back. To who does this apply? _____

a. Only to Catholics.
b. Only to non-Catholics.
c. To both, Catholics and non-Catholics.

14. Who affirmed that Baptism is necessary for salvation? _____

a. Our Lord Jesus.
b. The Apostles.
c. The Catholic Church.

15. Why does the Church baptize for the remission of sins even tiny infants who have not committed personal sin? _____

a. Because infants are born afflicted with Adam's sin which is the "death of the soul."
b. Because it is the traditional thing to do.
c. Because Saint Paul did it in his days.

16. Should infants die after having received the Sacrament of Baptism, which ones are saved? ______

a. Only Catholic infants.
b. Catholics and some non-Catholics infants.
c. All Catholics and non-Catholics infants.

17. Should infants die without having received the Sacrament of Baptism, which ones are saved? _____

a. Only Catholic infants.
b. Only non-Catholic infants.
c. The status of the salvation is unknown. They are left to the great mercy of God.

18. In the case of an abortion, is the soul saved? _____

a. Yes.
b. Not.
c. It is entrusted to the great mercy of God.

19. According to Canon Law, at what age is an infant capable of committing a sin? _____

a. At the completion of age 5.
b. At the completion of age 7.
c. At the completion of age 12.

20. If a Catholic adult was baptized as an infant but never maintained his righteousness through the Sacraments, is he saved? _____

a. Everybody is saved because Jesus died for all.
b. Yes if he was baptized, confirmed and made his First Communion.
c. No.

21. If a non-Catholic adult was properly baptized and suddenly dies, is he saved? _____

a. Only if he becomes a Catholic.
b. Only after having confessed his sins.
c. Yes, he is assured his salvation.

22. Are catechumen saved if they die prior to be baptized? _____

a. Yes, because they had the desire to be baptized.
b. It depends on how long they have been a catechumen.
c. No, because they were not baptized.

23. Is a person ignorant of Christ and His Church if he has been exposed to missionaries during his life, has been curious about them, but never bothered to ask them about their calling? _____

a. Yes, because the Holy Spirit never urged him to inquire about the Christian life of missionaries.
b. Yes, because he never spoke to them.
c. No.

24. We _______ hold that the Holy Spirit offers to all the possibility of being made partakers, in a way known to God, of the Paschal mystery. (What is the missing word?) _____

a. Should.
b. Must.
c. There is no missing word.

25. Is it possible for a non-Catholic to be saved? _____

a. Certainly.
b. Absolutely not.
c. Only upon conversion.

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